point, and if i could just go back to corker also, corker is kind of this fascinating character to me that, i mean, he is in some ways almost nonpartisan in the way that he deals with a lot of people. i think this may be, you know, his background as mayor of chattanooga. but instead of going to the republican national convention in tampa over the summer, he went to the middle east. now, you know, the -- some people will use these as sort of publicity stunts, oh, look at me, i'm substantive while everybody else is getting drunk, but at the same time, you know, a pretty sharp guy. and he was, during the dodd-frank, um, debate over in two congresses ago, you know, he was actually trying to find a common ground between democrats and republicans. so he has shown a willingness to work with people, sort of, you know, an exercised diplomacy within his own conference. he isn't always successful, but he's shown himself as sort of a person of substance. and with kerry, again, i agree.